I was checking the FIFA rankings, and the 32 top NTs are distributed thusly: 20 UEFA 7 CONMEBOL 3 CONCACAF 2 CAF The highest rated AFC team is Japan at #45. Something has gone terribly wrong with Asia. In OFC, New Zealand (arguably the only team in the region that matters) is #101. That confederation is a joke. Before the WC, the top 32 were: 20 UEFA 6 CONMEBOL 3 CONCACAF 3 CAF So Africa lost one, and South America got one more. UEFA, even though only got 6 out of 13 teams out of group, kept their 20.